We live in a world that demands nothing short of perfection. That being the case, it’s recommended to try out dietary supplements that enhance memory, mindset and overall performance. Two popular names that often rank top of nootropics’ discussions are Qualia and Mind Lab Pro. The two, take divergent approaches to health and wellness and as a result, different experiences have been shared on the same. Let us see how both work and which one offers the kind of hack you might be looking for.
Whilst Qualia contains 42 high quality and premium ingredients, Mind Lab Pro has only 11. The many ingredients included in Qualia allow the supplement to address a lot of different issues all at the same time. Most of these ingredients are from patented sources. To ensure they are safe, all ingredients are thoroughly tested for all forms of toxins.
In addition, each ingredient has to be accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis from the supplier to ensure purity and potency. Each stack has ingredients ranging from neuro-vitamins to stress-reducing herbs, nootropics compounds to neuro-minerals and choline donors. Some of its nootropics compounds include Noopept, DHEA, Huperzine A, and Caffeine. Qualia publishes its full list of ingredients on the side of the product’s packaging as well as on their official website.
When it comes to Mind Lab Pro, the ingredients are limited when compared to Qualia. Like Qualia’s ingredients, all the ingredients of Mind Lab Pro are also backed by scientific research and work together for the best results. The supplement’s ingredients are all natural, potent and starch free. They are also free of stimulants like caffeine or sugar, a notable difference from Qualia which contains over 200mg of a caffeine blend in every serving.
The ingredients also go through many tests to ensure they meet the company’s microbial, purity and potency standards. Some of its key and patented nootropics compounds include Citicoline, phosphatidylserine, Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Vinpocetine, L-Theanine and Bacopa Monnieri. Most of these can be found in Qualia but in different quantities. Additionally, the quantities for Mind Lab Pro are also spelled out in detail on the label.
Qualia comprises a 2 step process. The first step involves taking up to 3 capsules on an empty stomach. The second step involves taking 6 capsules 30 minutes later. You should follow this dosage back to back on successive days but take 2 days off, each week.
In general, nothing special happens when you take the first 3 capsules but the moment you take the other 6 is when you start feeling motivated to work on your routine tasks. But taking a total of 9 capsules per day is no mean feat which means you may experience a bit of stomach upset during the first few days of using it. Fortunately, this irritation disappears within the first one week.
On the other hand, Mind Lab Pro requires you to take 2 capsules every day. In most cases, the first days of using it don’t generate any heightened changes in the body. However, as you follow the dosage onwards to week 2 then you are bound to start experiencing an increase in focus and productivity. Because of the reduced concentration of ingredients, in this case, you can even add some Omega-3 supplements to your dosage.
So Mind Lab Pro has positive effects on memory and cognitive performance – but that, however, takes time to experience.
With its 42 ingredients questions abound on whether Qualia is safe. A statement from the manufacturer claims that each ingredient was included as a result of an entire system design methodology. Indeed, most of the ingredients included have been duly tested for mycotoxins, pesticides and heavy metals and confirmed to be at levels lower than FDA GMPs maximum specifications. For an extra layer of safety, Qualia’s ingredients are sourced from suppliers who have Certificate of Analysis (COA). The same level of caution has been taken on Qualia’s nutraceuticals most of which are in a biologically active form.
So it is generally safe to take Qualia. Perhaps the only issue to worry about is that the ingredients might cause some short-term side effects as your stomach gets used to them.
Mind Lab Pro, on the other hand, comprises of things like Citicoline and Phosphatidylserine. Citicoline has for instance been proven to promote memory, mood balance and focus. In fact, the nootropic has been recommended for helping in the healing of brain cells. Phosphatidylserine, on the other hand, is one of the few nootropics with FDA-qualified claims.
So, by and large, taking Mind Pro Lab is just like taking any other health supplement. No major side effects have been reported about it and most importantly we find it to be a safe, natural way of boosting performance.
Labels and Certifications
Qualia is labeled as vegan-friendly and gluten-free. In addition, it is categorized as non-GMO with no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors. Its capsules are classed as HPMC vegetarian.
Mind Lab Pro, on the other hand, is categorized as non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan-friendly and free from caffeine, soy, eggs, dairy. Its ingredients are encapsulated in easily absorbable vegan plant caps which are ranked higher than the semi-synthetic HPMC vegetarian capsules.
Build Up Tolerance Comparison
Both Qualia and Mind Lab Pro tend to build up a tolerance over time. Fortunately, there is a way around this problem. In Mind Lab Pro, for instance, one only needs to follow a 4 weeks dosage with a 1-week break. With Qualia, on the other hand, 5 days on and 2 days off schedule per week would work. It is worth keeping in mind that taking nootropics is a long-term process rather than a short-term undertaking.
Where to Buy Qualia and its price
Qualia is available directly through their website. The product is however currently only shipped to addresses within the USA. There are however plans to open outlets in other countries soon (we will let you know as soon as we get that confirmation). Mind Lab Pro, on the other hand, can be bought directly through the website and is shipped to addresses in USA, Canada, EU, UK, and Australia.
Pros and Cons
Improves cardiovascular health
Stabilizes hormonal balance
Enhances cognitive abilities almost immediately
May cause slight inflammation of the stomach due to a high concentration of ingredients
Makes one highly prone to caffeine addiction
Has no additives or stimulants
Does not cause “crashing”
Comprises clean ingredients
Takes time for you to experience the results
Qualia seems to have an upper hand in the Qualia vs Mind Lab Pro duel as far as effectiveness is concerned. It comes with 42 ingredients and its effects can be felt right from day one. On the other hand, it may cause stomach irritation due to its dense concentration of ingredients.
Mind Lab Pro, though less effective when compared to Qualia, tends to blend in easily with time. It can be combined with other supplements e.g. Omega 3. Best of all, it is available in countries outside of the USA.
Overall, you can go for Mind Lab Pro if you are looking for a practical approach or Qualia if you are after an “all out war” methodology. Both are great choices, it just depends on your goals and budget.